The entire U.S. energy picture depicted in (almost) one chart

May 5, 2017 by  
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Last year, 66.4 quads of energy, or more than two-thirds of the total energy consumed, was rejected or given off as waste heat.

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5 Unsavory Food Waste Myths

January 19, 2016 by  
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Did you know that 40% of food is wasted from farm to fork to landfill in the United States? Sadly, this has huge social and environmental consequences. Transporting food “from farm to fork” uses 10 percent of the total energy budget of the U.S., 50…

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Wind Power Comprised 25% of U.S. Electric Generating Capacity Additions in 2010

July 18, 2011 by  
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Third Biggest New Source: Good News, Bad News The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the numbers for wind power in 2010, and there are two ways to look at it. The glass-is-half-empty version is that the amount of new wind power capacity as a percentage of the total new generation capacity went down to 25%, from 42% in 2009 and 43% in 2008. That’s quite bad, especially since coal is way up. But there’s a glass-half-full way to look at it…… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Should a Green Writer Buy a Hybrid?

July 18, 2011 by  
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Having lived in New York City for five years, I’ve come to relish the car-less life. Honestly, I was never a huge fan of the things; I wasn’t a natural driver, and I didn’t care to be. I drove slowly and boringly (and sometimes poorly), often to the chagrin of my passengers. So I’m perfectly at home hopping on the subway and wandering around on foot. But there are scant few places in the nation where you can get by without a car. Which is why Mother Jones’ environmental reporter, Kate Sheppard, has decided she’s going to buy one. And in a piece that I think deftly sums up the concerns of many conscious auto con… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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First Ever Shipping Emission Regulations a Step in Right Direction, But…

July 18, 2011 by  
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Photo: Flickr , CC …not Going Far Enough & Too Many Loopholes The International Maritime Organisation (IMO, which is a part of the United Nations) has finally gotten its act together and agreed on regulations for for cargo ships (not only a huge source of air pollutants , but also a significant source of greenhouse gas). The new rules will force all ships o… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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